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Sep 30, 2012 9:00am PDT
advisor david axelrod. die secretarying the campaign message. plus, polls, ads, and early voting. with republican strategist alex castellanos, and cinda lake and congressional correspondent dana bash. i'm candy crowley. this is "state of the union." >>> it would not be debate season if the political world and the campaigns didn't play the expectations game. >> the president is obviously a very eloquent, gifted speaker. he will do just fine. >> the president's campaign manager jim mecina called romney a very skilled debater and in an open memo to interested parties, senior advisor david axelrod just as he was in the primaries, we expect mitt romney to be a prepared, disciplined, and aggressive debater. joining me now is someone who knows a thing or two about expectations and debates, republican senator john mccain. a little trip down memory lane there. you smiled during it, i thought that was interesting. you debated both. size up the debate. >> i think it will be excellent. i think both candidates are well prepared, and understandably, you'll see their sur gats lowering expectati
Sep 30, 2012 12:00pm EDT
and in an open memo to interested parties, senior advisor david axelrod just as he was in the primaries, we expect mitt romney to be a prepared, disciplined, and aggressive debater. joining me now is someone who knows a thing or two about expectations and debates, republican senator john mccain. a little trip down memory lane there. you smiled during it, i thought that was interesting. you debated both. size up the debate. >> i think it will be excellent. i think both candidates are well prepared, and understandably, you'll see their sur gats lowering expectations. i don't know how our guy will compete, and that's part of the whole routine. >> who is the tougher debater? >> i think both are excellent in their own way. i think you could argue that mitt has had a lot more recent experience, obviously, but also, candy, part of it depends on who is moderating. >> oh, thanks. >> i don't want to put any pressure on you, but the tenor of the questions and all that are dictated. second of all, i think sometimes we expect a major breakthrough, you know, a comment. that doesn't happen very often. it
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Oct 4, 2012 9:00pm PDT
better for the american people. >> sean: with 35 days to go, it is obvious -- i was watching david axelrod on the morning program this is morning, like you, i am sure you didn't get much sleep. there is now a concertedert to deconstruct what happened last night. sort of like, make people doubt what they say. and the term that we played earlier that you lied, that you misrepresented, that you were acting... well the president doubled down on the same narrative. i wanted to give you to a chance to respond to what he said earlier today. >> so you see, the man on stage last night, he does not want to be held accountable for the real mitt romney decisions and what he has been saying for the last year. that's because he knows full well that we don't want what he has been selling the last year. [cheers and applause] governor romney may dance around his positions, but if you want to be president, you owe the american people the truth. >> sean: seems like he's insinuating that you were lying. your reaction? >> well... obviously, the president wasn't happy with... the response to -- to our d
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Sep 30, 2012 9:00am PDT
. and david axelrod saying, we don't want a president who shoots first and aims later. >> governor romney leaped out on this libya issue on the first day. and was terribly mistaken about what he said. that is not what you want in a president of the united states. and as for senator mccain, for whom i have great respect, he has disapproved of our approach in libya from the beginning. >> reporter: democrats say the focus needs to be on protecting american personnel in the future. >> thank you. another suspected incident of a deadly insider attack in afghanistan. two americans, a soldier and a civilian, were killed when an afghan soldier allegedly turned his gown him. just this year, 50 foreign troops have been killed by afghan soldiers. and these most recent attacks bring us to a sad milestone. 2,000 american troops have been killed since the war in afghanistan began almost 11 years ago. an afghan spokesman says the latest attack is now under investigation. house homeland security chief is want backing down for the call for susan rice to recipe. there are bipartisan calls, demanding answers
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Oct 4, 2012 3:00pm PDT
david axelrod said on msnbc this morning and another democrat reacting to it. >> the president's never satisfied with his performance. he's always challenging himself and he will this. he'll review it and if he wants to make some changes in the next debate, he'll do so. what he was satisfied with is that he went and he told the american people the truth and i think he's fairly well convinced that governor romney didn't meet that standard. >> i don't think the president took him very seriously and he should have and for a large part, the president just looked bored and wanted to get this darn thing over with. >> bret: congressman rangel agreeing with the judge there. >> you're right. the campaign, they knew he lost. that's why they weren't coming out in force to spin for him because i was told by someone that many were inconsolable. because the strategy was to play it safe. let romney attack them. they think that only benefits romney if they get in a fight. the president needs to stay above the fray and that was the plan. the problem is the president played it too safe. and then in addi
Sep 28, 2012 6:00am PDT
david axelrod. we expect mitt romney to be prepared disciplined and aggressive debater. governor pawlenty said he is as good as it gets in debating. maybe this is why the romney campaign predicted he will turn in a campaign changing performance such as ronald reagan's in 1980. here is the truth about obama and romney, neither a stellar debater. obama didn't shine in the democratic primary debates, biden won them. that's why obama picked biden. candidate obama had a tendency to ramble in the debates, got better during mccain one on ones. while romney did well in this season's gop debates, had rough performances, bet you $10,000 he did. romney performances, the unspoken body language that the camera captured, they were brutal against ted kennedy. ivy league will enjoy biden versus ryan more. trust me. >>> turning back to the brand new battleground polls. there's a different pattern emerging, president obama is ahead in new hampshire, tighter in nevada and north carolina. joining me, director of the marist poll. good to see you in person. >> welcome to the home of the new york yanke
Oct 5, 2012 2:00pm PDT
still feel after the president's lackluster performance, at least david axelrod has an explanation of sorts. here is a clip from a post debate conference call he did yesterday. here is axelrod, the president's communications expert explaining his behavior wednesday night. let's listen. >> he made a choice last night to answer the questions that were asked and to talk to the american people about what we need to do to move forward and not to get into serial fact checking with governor romney, which can be been exhausting, never-ending pursuit, but obviously moving forward, you know, we're going to take a hard look at this. >> you have to say something, i guess. joining me is democrat strategist steve mchahn and republican strategist mark mckinnen. i'm going to start with you, mark, because i was impressed with mr. romney's way of presenting himself. he was like an actor who came on playing a bigger role than he normally guy like a big guy, "master and commander" russell crowe. he grew when he came on stage and he stayed in character as if he wanted to do a couple more hours of it. s
Oct 1, 2012 2:00am PDT
is putting into these debates. >> chris: well, that was governor romney and top obama advisor david axelrod playing the expectations game ahead of wednesday's first presidential debate. it is time for our sunday group, bill kristol of "the weekly standard," liz mar lantas, syndicated talk show host laura ingraham and political analyst juan williams. bill you heard paul ryan say romney will offer the country a clear choice of two different economic futures. is that what he needs to do wednesday? is that enough? >> i think, he needs to win the debate. that is my advice to governor romney and it is time to begin panicking and that means offering his own way ahead and, really explaining why the next four years under president obama will be disastrous, shouldn't focus on the last four years, focus on the next four years and clear choice, and really lay out what four more years of obama policies, in terms of debt and, no economic growth and in terms of a failed foreign policy, would look like, and lay out the romney alternative, and, i think he needs to go right at obama. my advice, ignore jim le
Oct 5, 2012 7:00am PDT
confessed, yes, he'd had a bad night. david axelrod, one of his main advisors says you're going to see a shift in tactics. another adviser, david plouffe says you're going to see a different barack obama in the next debate with mitt romney. they know that the president has to, as one adviser put it to me off the record has to bring it really the next time without being unpresidential. that's the trick. >> the stakes are high. there's another debate with vice president biden and paul ryan. bill plante, thanks so much. now back to gail and charlie in new york. >>> american airlines has a new explanation for those seats that have fallen apart in mid flight. american is fixing seats on 48 of its 757 jets. dozens of flights are canceled today. 50 flights were canceled yesterday. the seats have come loose on three american flights since last week. at first americans said faulty floor clamps were to blame. now the airline says it's a combination of wear poor design and even spilled soda. >>> a cable tv movie on the killing of osama bin laden will air two days before the el
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Sep 29, 2012 1:00pm PDT
in 2012 that you had in 2008. >> obama campaign senior advisor david axelrod said they widely vary so when they all pointed in one direction, they are all wrong. but we are planning for a close race as we always have. another democratic strategist offered this assessment. >> the race isn't over. this can move back three or four times between now and november 6th. >> romney you try to create that momentum. >> of the eight presidential races where the leads were cut or flipped by the opponent, average of comebacks was roughly 35% and in some cases it was the debate that moved the needle. >> gregg: as a reminder we are daig days away from that first presidential debate. we'll have live coverage of the event hosted by megyn kelly and bret baier. that is coming up right here on the fox news channel. >> heather: coming up a shocking story out of massachusetts where a chemist is accused of doing something that could affect thousands of criminal cases. >> gregg: one of the most legendary u.s. miss industries is back in the spotlight. why michigan police once again searching for union boss jimmy ho
Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
couldn't change. >> so what are they going to do now? we heard david axelrod say that they are going to change some things, even suggesting that mitt romney is a liar for what he said in the debate. how are they going change things in. >> they will ramp it up. they have to figure out a way as these people say for the president to bring it in the next debate without appearing unpresidential. but here's the thing. they are worried about next week's debate between ryan and biden. they are afraid the 54-year-old ryan is going make the 69-year-old biden look kind of out of touch. and they say if that happens we're in real trouble. >> bill plante, thank you very much. charlie? >> thank you, norah. former vermont governor howard dean knows about debates. he ran for president in 2004 and later became chairman of the democratic party. governor, good morning. let's talk about what bill plante and norah o'donnell talked about. what happened and who do you think is responsible and what does the president have to do now? >> well, first of all i don't think big mistakes -- this is a lot of hand wr
Sep 30, 2012 12:00pm PDT
. david axelrod and david pluff today. take a listen. >> the. president called it an act of terror the day after it happened. >> based on the recommendations in the investigation of the intelligence community, they made the decision to conclude that this was a terrorist attack. in the days after, that was not clear. >> why are we still hearing these mixed messages from the campaign? >> we're actually not hearing mixed messages. if you listen to the entire interviews of both, they said very much the same thing. that from the day the attack in benghazi happened, this president has been fully focused on securing our diplomats around the world and bringing justice to the killers from that attack. at every step of the way, this administration has had public statements that were based on the best information available at the time from the intelligence community. >> well, why not wait -- after it happened, after the attack happened, why not wait to say the this definitely wasn't a terrorist attack or it was a terrorist attack? why not wait? >> this has been ongoing. it's an ongoing investigation.
Oct 3, 2012 9:00am PDT
in a nanosecond. in fact, twitter now will have people like david axelrod or romney's top people that will be twittering within the middle of the debate saying can you believe the president just screwed up or can you believe romney said that? >> it's going to be a fascinating evening. i'll be checking my all of the s going to be happening. we're going to be fully engaged tonight. thanks, doug. more after the break. >> hey, thank you. with the ability to improve roi through seo all by cob. and from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. i'm going b-i-g. [ male announcer ] good choice business pro. good choice. go national. go like a pro. but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! >>> the deadline for american airlines pilots to vote on wheth
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Oct 5, 2012 3:00am PDT
number said romney. and i found hard pressed to find anybody to feel good about. including david axelrod. he had a proem with governor romney's shirt. >> steve: look for mr. romney to wind up with a bump in the polls, because of the president's weak one. and she writes of the president. he's never been punctured before but by debays and wednesday night. if you open the window, this is what you heard. soft hiss of air departing from a balloon . she said the president is a very good politician . >> gretchen: it will be a town hall setting and that is a different environment and questioning coming from the audience. brian excellent point to bring up. i was thinking that this morning and how many people watch the debate. that was a concern that i had . had people been energized to care and listen to the differences between the two cand des. two find out more people watched the debate since 1992 was heartening. the idea that that many people wanted to come to the tv and see what was going on in the nation was heartening. >> steve: pat buchan an said it was the best one in 52 years. but pat go
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
a liar. david axelrod saying his performance at the debate was completely unthreatered from the truth. even though mitt romney insisted again and again and again he was not going to implement a $5 trillion tax cut, here is what president obama said on the road in wisconsin yesterday. >> so here's the truth. governor romney can not pay for his 5 dal trillion tax plan without blowing up the deficit or sticking it to the middle class. we can't afford to go down that road again. we can't afford another round of budget busting tax cuts for the wealthy. >> reporter: literally as those words were coming out of the president's mouth his deputy campaign manager, stephanie cutter was on another network admitted it wouldn't be a $5 -- $5 trillion tax cut because of closing of loopholes but admitted that it would not be revenue neutral. stephanie cut irstipulated it won't be a $5 trillion tax cut. let's see what the president's says on the road to. martha: john roberts in st. petersburg's, florida. in the wake of wednesday night's debate, team obama out with attacked as calling governor romney a
Oct 5, 2012 8:00pm EDT
as mr. whipple, david axelrod. remember those old commercials? don't squeeze the sharman? i swear it is his doppelgÄnger. we're all squeeze now. that's the problem. when you look to piers morgan, the siphon off his time. it's not so much she's interviewing a guest, he's actually interviewing himself. this is where we will the clip. >> i always feel he's got so many pluses. he's handsome, he can be funny, he has this great image for america, but a lot of things are just perfect about barack obama. [applause] >> i don't know, we've got a lot of men in this room. how many times, look around you at the table, everybody is a different look, it's a mature children it doesn't matter which look on the outside, matters who you are in the insight, your heart, whether you walk us christ upon july. i tried to make is that. then, look around you at the table, how many of you would let the word strip off your tongue, gosh he's handsome. [laughter] i'm just saying. the thing is i like washing piers morgan when he's doing that once a month review of the jackson family. is it just me, or is the j
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Sep 30, 2012 11:00am PDT
obama advisor david axl ro axelrod playing te expectations game ahead of the dehe bait. time for our sunday group. bill kristol. list marlantes. laura ingram and fox news political analyst one williams. you heard him say that romney will offer a clear choice of two different economic futures. is that what romney needs to do wednesday? is that enough? >> i think it will be good to win the debate. that is my main advise to governor romney. panicking a little bit and offering his own way ahead and explaining why the next four years under president obama would be disasterrous. shouldn't focus on the last four years. focus on next four years and what four more years of obama policy would look like and lay out romney alternative. and i think he needs to go right at obama. my main advice would be ignore the moderator. sort of like juan does with you. when one argues with me and ignores all your questions around all that. he has to take do not get -- do not answer jim lehrer. go after president obama and speak to him in the second person and say you have failed unfortunately and here is what
Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
for msnbc and "time" magazine, political writer. talked to david a axelrod, romney may pick up a point or two in the polls as a result of this debate. doesn't sound like someone declaring his guy the winner. >> another e-mail we got from the other side, republicans on the hill have been very down on both mitt romney and his campaign. don't understand why he hasn't been able to convince the american people what his jobs plan. top person on capitol hill e-mails, republicans needed him to come through and he did in a big way. demonstrated he can hit well in the clutch. i can't emphasize that enough for viewers, particularly the folks that don't come to "politico" every day. it was hard over the last three weeks for me to find a republican operative, a republican elected official, a republican, even inside of romney's own campaign who felt self-confident, who felt confident about their guy. everybody was belly aching. we went up to do some reporting about this fiscal cliff debate on capitol hill? we talked to republicans. republicans talk about the debate like it is a foregone conclusion p
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